Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy All Hallow's Eve!

It's All Hallow's Eve, the day when the veil between our world and the spirit world is at its thinnest. So make sure you have lots of treats to give to the little spirits to keep them from coming into your house tonight and snatching your souls. :)

Here are some photos of the hooked rug that I said I would post to show you what I am working on.  I meet every Wednesday night at The Rooms with others to knit, hook, crochet or spin wool. I really look forward to these nights when we all sit around and work on our individual projects. Of course, there is lots of chatting and laughter as well. There is also a Tuesday night knitting group at Rocket Bakery in historic downtown St. John's where you can eat yummies and drink delicious beverages while you work.

Another couple of weeks and I should be finished and I'll have a warm comfy rug to stand on while I do my dishes. Lol!

Ricki, my sweet little kitty, had to plop herself down to take her bath as soon as I laid the rug on the floor to photograph. How cat-like of her.    

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pretty Purple!

Drawing in the studio today, getting ready to paint. Yes!

Pretty purple 10mm stones wrapped in oxidized copper wire now available in my Etsy shop!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Copper Birds Nest Earrings!

What a great weekend I had! I attended the opening of Julie Duff's solo show, In Bloom, at the Peter Lewis Gallery on Friday night and was blown away by the beauty of her paintings. Julie is my bestie and we talk art and inspire each other at least once a week at our favorite coffee shop/bookstore. She so inspired me that I am determined to have my own solo show in the new year.

I also had fun with family and friends and I got to see my beautiful niece, Sarah, and eat some yummy food. My sister-in-law makes the most delicious cream cheese squares ever and I had to stop myself at just two.

Today is business as usual and I spent the afternoon as snug as a bug in my warm and cozy studio creating some new jewelry. Above images are of little birds nest earrings made from copper wire. I love working with wire!

I will be listing these little pretties in my Etsy shop today.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Colors of Autumn!

It feels so Autumn-like these days. I photographed some of the lovely color that was going on outside my studio and house today. The air smelled of woodsmoke as I walked around and took some shots. Inside my studio, I put some faerie lights around my windows and some colorful fabric flag decorations around to make things inviting and cheerful for the dark evenings I'll be spending in there making cool things.

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Yesterday was the most beautiful, glorious Autumn day! A wonderful day for a hike with friends.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

My Truths!

being a good mother was my main goal in life. i believe I have achieved that goal.

if i had to choose between coffee and food, I would choose coffee.

i'm happiest when i'm out in nature.

twilight is my favorite time of day.

i'm always sad in the morning.

i'm an avid reader.

i love horror movies and i have watched 30 days of night a million times.

i don't like barney or mr. rogers.

i don't like nutella.

my favorite ice cream is rum and raisin from laura secord.

i have my ears pierced three times and my nose, once.

i don't have any tattoos but am considering getting one.

it's important that i always maintain my dignity.

my experience is that things always get better.

i keep a bowl of cat food outside my door for any stray cat that may be hungry and i have for the last 20 years.

listening to my children talking and laughing together downstairs when i am up in bed at night makes me so happy. they are night owls. I am not.

the goal for the next part of my life is to focus on my art career.

when i die, i want to be cremated immediately. i want to be remembered for the way i looked in life and not in death. this is very important to me.

my brother-in -law, rod, makes the best martinis.

i believe that everyone is good at something. the thing is finding that something.  

i have four cats and a dog.  

i prefer to walk my dog when it's dark out.  

i like driving in snow storms. 

 i'm kind to people. 

 i work out. 

 i meditate and practice yoga. 

 i go to a knitting group every wednesday night. 

 I love skating.    

Friday, October 19, 2012

Happy Weekend!

I can't believe it's Friday! Where did the week go? I have been working like crazy and the time flew by so quickly! Have an awesome weekend all my beautiful fellow bloggers! :)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hip Hoops!

I love hoops! They are funky and fun!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

My Life In Photos!

Tiddles laying on the deck.

Supper out with my family. This dessert was so yummy!


I love the beach!

Art dolls. One still unfinished.

Jewelry waiting to be mailed.

Ricki stretched out on my bed.

Morning coffee on the front deck.

Shadow me


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Blue Pearls and Spirals!

It's an absolutely gorgeous Autumn day today. A wonderful time to be alive. It was a pleasure to take my jewelry outside to photograph. A warm breeze blew against my face as I snapped some pictures of these little beauties and I smiled happily to myself. Gennie and Ricki ran around in the garden and sweet birdies sang their sweet songs in the trees above me. :)